24 People Killed In Karnataka Floods, Loss Estimated At 6000 Crore, Says BS Yediyurappa: Live Updates

In Maharashtra, thousands are still stranded in Kolhapur where locals are struggling amid shortage of essential facilities. 

24 People Killed In Karnataka Floods, Loss Estimated At 6000 Crore, Says BS Yediyurappa: Live Updates

In this picture, NDRF men can be seen rescuing people in north Karnataka. (File)

Lakhs have been displaced across the country in several states where monsoon rains have led to flooding. Maharastra, Karnataka and Kerala are the worst-hit states where dozens in have died this week. 

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa today said over 1,000 villages have been hit in the state by floods. Estimating the losses due to deluge at Rs 6,000 crore, he also blamed discharge of water from Maharashtra dam for adding to the state's troubles. He also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family members of people killed in floods. 

In Maharashtra, thousands are still stranded in Kolhapur where locals are struggling amid shortage of essential facilities. 

Kerala, which suffered its worst flood in a century, is again facing floods in several parts. More than 42 people have been killed and over lakh have been displaced. 

Here are the updates on floods in different parts of the country

Aug 10, 2019 20:10 (IST)

Aug 10, 2019 20:09 (IST)
An 8 month pregnant woman in flood-hit Palakkad district's Agali, was rescued and taken to a hospital by Kerala fire department, police. They helped her cross a river using a rope
Aug 10, 2019 20:05 (IST)
Indian Air Force helicopters continue rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of Malappuram
Aug 10, 2019 19:55 (IST)
People in Karnataka's coastal areas asked to move to safe areas immediately

Dakshina Kannada district Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has urged residents in low-lying areas to immediately shift to safe places, as the brimming river Nethravati is flowing at a dangerous level.

Aug 10, 2019 19:51 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit his flood-ravaged constituency Wayanad, as well as Malappuram and Kozhikode tomorrow

"Probably going to Kerala tomorrow. I don't want to disturb the rescue missions there. I will there for two days. I have spoken to the Prime Minister, (Kerala) Chief Minister, District Collector and Congress workers of the state," Mr Gandhi told reporters
Aug 10, 2019 19:46 (IST)
The Chief Minister will inspect the situation by road, as the weather conditions do not permit an aerial survey. Mr Yediyurappa's earlier plan was to visit Mangalore today.
Aug 10, 2019 19:46 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will visit the flood-affected areas of Mangaluru on Sunday and Udupi on Monday
Aug 10, 2019 19:45 (IST)
Kochi Airport, Closed Due To Heavy Rain In Kerala, To Restart Flight Operations From Noon Tomorrow
Flight operations at Cochin International Airport in Kerala that were stopped on Friday morning will resume at noon on Sunday, the airport authorities said today. They said the opening time has been advanced by three hours as they had planned to open the airport at 3 pm on Sunday.
Aug 10, 2019 15:11 (IST)
In Kerala, operations will resume at Kochi Airport at 12 pm tomorrow. 
Aug 10, 2019 14:37 (IST)
BS Yeddiyurappa said today this is worst flood to hit Karnataka in four decades. Nearly 2.4 lakh people have been displaced across the state, he added. 
Aug 10, 2019 13:07 (IST)
Karnataka Floods: All Konkan Railway trains have been cancelled due to landslide near Karwar.
Aug 10, 2019 13:05 (IST)
Nearly 200 stranded in Kerala's Malappuram
In Kerala's Malapurram,  nearly 200 people are stranded waiting to be rescued.  Food will have to be air-dropped to them. 
Aug 10, 2019 13:02 (IST)
PM Should Visit Karnataka: Congress's Dinesh Gundu Rao
Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should visit the flood-hit parts of the state. "I demand BJP ministers including PM Modi should visit Karnataka and announce Rs 500 crore for flood hit areas," he said.
Aug 10, 2019 13:00 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Visits Flood-Hit Parts In Karnataka
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the flood-affected parts of Karnataka today. 
Aug 10, 2019 12:57 (IST)
24 Killed In Karnataka Floods
  • 24 people have been killed in Karnataka floods, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa told the reporters today 
  • He also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the relatives of those who have died
  • More than 1,000 villages have been affected across the state, he said. 
  • 20 NDRF teams, 10 Army teams, 5 Navy teams and 2 SDRF working around the clock to help flood-affected people 
Aug 10, 2019 12:00 (IST)
Karnataka flood updates: Officials said the civil defence volunteers carried out 36 sorties in the last six hours in three boats and rescued 270 people and 43 cattles.
Aug 10, 2019 12:00 (IST)
Karnataka floods updates: According to reports, several houses in Bantwal, including that of former Union Minister Janardhan Pujari, were inundated. However, he and his family members were rescued.
Aug 10, 2019 11:59 (IST)
BS Yediyurappa  on Friday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those killed in the flood and rain related incidents in Karnataka. 
Aug 10, 2019 11:57 (IST)
Relief Measures Top Priority, Says BS Yediyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa asked people of the state not to worry as relief measures were his government's top priority. He also said the centre was monitoring the situation. "Relief and rehabilitation work is our top priority. Farmers and people need not have to worry," Mr Yediyurappa told reporters, news agency PTI reported. 
Aug 10, 2019 10:18 (IST)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit his parliamentary constituency Wayanad tomorrow. He had earlier urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure aid for the flood-hit. 
Aug 10, 2019 10:14 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman To Visit Flood-Hit Karnataka
Aug 10, 2019 10:12 (IST)
The Home Ministry on Friday said more than 250 rescue teams of National Disaster Response Force, Army, Navy and Air Force have been deployed in Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat for relief operations. 
Aug 10, 2019 09:44 (IST)
Aug 10, 2019 09:43 (IST)